Maciej Taborowski is Associate Professor at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INP PAN), Deputy Ombudsman of the Republic of Poland, i.a. representing the Ombudsman in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. He is also a Polish advocate (adwokat) and Member of i.a. the Good Lobby Profs and the Council of the Osiatynski Archive. The basic themes of his academic research include: protection of the rule of law in European Union law, issues dealing with judicial protection in EU law, the EU internal market and EU citizenship law, the protection of fundamental rights, the effectiveness of the EU legal system, as well as national and constitutional identity of an EU Member State.